Primary School

Living And Learning As One


Shrove Tuesday, Fair Trade and Maths - what a busy afternoon.,

The Christmas Story Experience

Christmas Concert 2019

Posting our letters to Father Christmas

Remembrance Day 2019

Children In Need 2019

Team work for report writing.

S.W.A.M School Trip

Autumn Leaves

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We designed our own rockets using the construction toys in class.

Shwmae Sumae


Aboriginal Art


Welcome to Year 2! Please keep an eye on our class page for lots of important information as well as photos and children's updates. We have had a busy start to the term first with our Multi Cultural Topic of Australia and now onto 'What's in the Sky' with a focus on Space!

Take a look at what we have been doing in class.

We were so lucky to have a special visitor come to talk to us all about Primates today! Thank you Tracie McKinney from The University of South Wales,

30 Day Wild!

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We are really enjoying this challenge and are learning lots of new skills along the way.

Thank you Miss Tia!

Exploring our role play, we took the photographs ourselves.

Show and Tell

Daily Mile!

A busy week in class


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Learning about Australia and making our posters!

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Our Visit To Meet The Mayor, Mr Steve Powderhill

PE - Circuit Training


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Mini Films

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Spring Disco, Easter craft, cooking & cards! What a busy time we have had!

Thinking Thursday in Year 2

Capacity! The children enjoyed experiementing with the different bottles they brought into school for homework. They also loved making fruit punch today!


Please help us support the Air Ambulance Charity. We are now collecting stamps. Thanks

World Book Day 2019. A super effort from the children and staff. Thank you all.

Welcome back!

I hope you all enjoyed the half term holiday, the children were really excited to share their news on Monday! We have had a busy few days back in school and are looking forward to our World Book Day celebrations tomorrow and our Eisteddfod Friday. 


Thank you also for the beautiful Welsh Heritage Homework which the children presented to the class today. It was lovely to hear how inspired and proud they are of the heroic ladies in their families.


Miss Jones X

ICT with Year 6 helping us today!


Disney, Disney, Disney!

We have been using dictionaries!

Dear Parents,

Next week we will be moving onto multiplication! We already count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s in class so please could you continue to work on this at home. We will also be working on the 3 and 4 times table. Below are some of the songs we will be using to aid our learning – I thought they may be useful to you! You should be able to view them if you copy and paste the link. (Written in Blue) If you are unable to do this please go onto and type the names of the songs which are written in red on here.


2 Times Table -

2 Times Table Song (Cover of Can’t Stop The Feeling! By Justin Timberlake)


3 Times Table –

Three Times Table Song (Cover of Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars)


3 Times Table Song - Fun & Easy to Learn Multiplication!


4 Times Table –

4 Times Table Song (Cover of I’m Still Standing by Taron Egerton)


Have a great weekend!

Miss Jones

Some Disney Characters and toys which the children brought in and talked about today. Thank you!

We are enjoying our Disney topic. If you have any photographs, stories or even Disney characters that you'd like to show please bring them in for the day.

Safer Internet Day - We have learnt a lot today!

Today we have been learning about clockwise and anti clockwise movements. It was fun!

We love to read!

Our Big Garden Birdwatch

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It's time to measure!

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We have been using our homework to help us with our Walt Disney reports.

We have been preparing for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch and will take part by recording our findings on Monday. This week we have been making our own bird feeders ready for the big event!

A busy day working together!

PE Time!

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Working together and having fun!


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Father Christmas came to Cwmlai!

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This week we have been working hard to find out about diversity. We then wrote a poem and made a short film! We will be sending our poems to the Premier League Writing Stars 2018: Diversity Poetry Competition. What do you think of these?

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Thank you for the support at our Enterprise Evening tonight!

                                  Miss Jones

Christmas Jumpers

What a treat!

Job done! We've loved our Christmas Concert performances and would like to thank everyone who has been to see us! We really appreciate your support. Merry Christmas!

We really enjoyed our Christmas Experience at St Albans Church this morning.

Working with Year 6 for maths!

We've been learning about money! We made our own price lists for our favourite toys.

Thank you!

So far our class has raised £216 from our dance! We are very grateful!

Thank you all


Thank you all for your donations we really appreciate it. We had lots of fun this morning.

Work of the Week. Well done!

Look what we made for Remembrance! We also sprinkled some poppy seeds


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Sponsored Dance!

Our 'This is me' Wall

We really enjoyed our Harvest bread! Delicious!

Harvest Posters - We had a competition today to design a Harvest poster. The children's work was completed independently and two winning posters were chosen by Mrs Evans and Miss Rowles who had a difficult time picking! Well Done Girls


Autumn leaves are falling down

Signs and sounds of Autumn

**Important from the PTA for the Aviva grant**

Can we ask all parents, family, friends - everyone! To vote for us please:

We've entered the Aviva Community Fund to ask for £10,000 for IT equipment for the school - a class set of Chromebooks and an ActivPanel interactive board.

Voting opens today (Tuesday 23rd) at 9am - if you could spare a few minutes to vote for Cwmlai Primary School IT Improvement on the link below it would be massively appreciated! And if your family, friends, neighbours and anyone you've ever known could too, that would be amazing!
Only the projects with the highest votes go through into the final round of considerations and the school could really do with some new equipment.

Voting closes on 20th November, so don't delay!!


You might have to copy and paste the above address, rather than just clicking on it.

Thank you!
Cwmlai PTA and all Cwmlai Primary Staff

Work of the Week - Well Done Boys!

Please note:some of the maths games which I have allocated this evening for the weekend may not work on tablets. If you have access to a laptop or desktop they should work on there.  I’ve put a variety of games onto the pupil accounts so they can practice over the weekend and next week.


Miss Jones

Team work makes the dream work.....the task this afternoon was very enjoyable for the children and the adults. We saw super teamwork which resulted in fantastic presentations. The children were allocated a habitat in their groups and needed to think of all the animals that would live there, writing them on the paper. What a good time we had!

Our science lesson today involved us investigating the uses of different materials. We took charge of the IPad to photograph what we found outdoors.

We wrote what we remembered from the talk and made posters. What a fantastic morning!

This morning we had a visit from fire fighters! We found the talk very interesting and could remember lots of information.

Look at our lovely Welsh posters. We made flags as well

Work of the Week

We created habitats for woodland creatures. A ladybird came to visit one!

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We collected leaves and started printing this week. We will continue this next week.

Team work! Groups to discuss and write why we need a house!

A 2D shape hunt this week

PE - Creating houses for the three little pigs

Painting! We made our own stencils to create our Banksy style paintings.

Our outdoor lesson today - we were exploring the woodland habitats in our school grounds.

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Congratulations Girls!


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A busy week in class

Walk Around The Block

A visitor came to talk about Tonyrefail now and then!



Maths, maths, maths!

Exploring our construction area

Day One, Week One!

Welcome to Dosbarth Glas


Welcome to Year 2! We have an exciting year ahead and I hope your child is looking forward to it as much as I am! Please keep checking the class page and twitter for updates, photographs and information related to our class.


 Miss Jones


Some important information:

PE lessons are held on Friday morning - please ensure your child has a kit they are able to leave in school. Remember to write the child's name on each item of clothing including the kit bag. Kits will be sent home each half term.


Tuck Shop - children will have the opportunity to buy fruit each day - if you would like your child to do this please make sure they have a wallet in school - this will be sent home each Friday to top up ready for the following week.


Homework - this will be sent home every Friday and will need to be returned the following Monday.


Spellings - your child will have spellings each week - these will be stuck into their homework books or if they don't return their book it will be put in their book bag each Friday.


Reading Books - please listen to your child read over the weekends and comment in the yellow book provided. Books sent home each Friday to be returned Monday.                                                                













Information from PTA on Spring discos:



School will be open as normal today. The school site has been assessed and the yard mostly cleared. Please take your

time and stay safe as some of the pavements on the way to school are icy. No late marks will be given - just please arrive safely.


We had an e mail from the Local Authority at 2.10 this afternoon which goes as follows;-


We would also recommend that you use the following statement when sending a text to parents or posting this information on social media/school websites:


“Based on current Met Office forecasts of severe winter weather, which is expected to have a significant impact from tomorrow, Thursday 1 March and in to the weekend, the local authority has advised us to close the school tomorrow, Thursday 1 March and Friday 2 March. An update will be provided over the weekend in respect of Monday, 5 March.”


Therefore based on the above information Cwmlai Primary will be closed tomorrow

We will keep in touch via text.

We had a visit from a real dragon!

Dragons do exist!

Castles, knights and dragons.

Dragon Tales!

Official opening of Castell Cwmlai. Thank you to Sir Llewelyn The Great and his beautiful princess

Investigating waterproof/non waterproof materials

We've had lots of fun investigating waterproof materials!

Wind power for our boat race!

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